Movie Review #360: Dark Shadows

A Burton film with an identity crisis

Dark Shadows is no doubt a dark film, but it’s a cross-breed of comedy, horror and drama that never quite blended well. And it seems as if Tim Burton himself didn’t know what he was making. From the surface it looked promising – with the team of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green and Chloe Moretz front-lining, it seemed that no matter what script you hand to them a movie would turn out great. It turns out that despite their admirable acting the inconsistent tone and weird plot got the best of them. All things in place it’s simply a ho-hum film, never really engaging you despite having an interesting story and characters with unique and fascinating personalities.



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